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Jewish Learning Venture of PA Now Accepting Applications for Cohort II: LeV: Getting to the Heart of Jewish Education 2013-2014
The Jewish Learning Venture of PA is now accepting applications for Cohort II: LeV: Getting to the Heart of Jewish Education 2013-2014. The goal of LeV is to guide congregations in rethinking and transforming the Jewish learning experience for elementary school age students and their families.
Updated: May. 16, 2013
The Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) recently unveiled a new online resource for accessing information about and discussing new program models and resources for supplementary Jewish education, InnovationXChange. JESNA's aim is not just to make available richer information about innovative programs and resources, including links to web sites and videos of the programs in action when possible. They also want to take the “exchange” element seriously to encourage and enable program developers, users, and beneficiaries to share their experiences and reflections on them.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2013
Wendy Grinberg shares some of her findings about the 'growth mindset' that powers a culture of ongoing learning at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2013
This article presents a pedagogical framework for interpreting and discussing texts with others, “havruta inspired pedagogy.” The framework is comprised of three overlapping domains: structures, stance and practices. The authors illustrate each domain through teachers' words and classroom practices, depicting how teachers in one context work within these domains to support rich student text-learning.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Jane Slotin, Executive Director of PELIE, (Partnership for Effective Learning and Innovative Education), writes about what PELIE has learned from closely surveying and listening to the field of Jewish complementary education along with the corresponding strategies PELIE has adopted for impacting the field.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Anna Marx describes how teachers in part-time Jewish learning programs have been experimenting with ways to assess learning. Teachers in the Coalition of Innovating Congregations in New York have been working together to develop methods of qualitative assessment. They call these methods “Noticing” because they are about observing, witnessing growth in their learners as they travel their own journeys.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
Ana Fuchs of Jewish Kids Groups of Atlanta announces the launching of JKG Afterschool Community – a marriage of their experiential Hebrew school and a robust after school care program. This five-day-a-week Jewish afterschool program joins high-quality afterschool care with first class Jewish supplemental education infused with the ruach of summer camp.
Updated: Aug. 13, 2012
The MOFET Online Academy for Jewish Studies is proud to announce an exciting online learning program for Jewish Supplementary School Teachers. This online study program includes courses in teaching Jewish holidays, prayer, teaching Hebrew Language, family education, and technology in the classroom, as well as electives in subjects including teaching prayer, the Holocaust, and other educational arenas.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2012
Jack Wertheimer, Ed., Learning and Community: Jewish Supplementary Schools in the Twenty-First Century: Book Review
What can we learn from 10 of the nation's best Jewish supplementary schools? Learning and Community explores this question. Five research teams, each comprised of a researcher and an advanced practitioner, used the qualitative approach of portraiture to present detailed pictures of 10 supplementary schools from around the country. The book is organized by type of school: three of the schools in the study are small schools, including an afterschool program not connected to a congregation; five are larger suburban congregational schools; and two are community high schools.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2012
Julie Wiener writes of the new Jewish Journey Project (JJP) a collaborative effort of seven congregations, the JCC in Manhattan, the 14th Street Y and various other Jewish institutions which is poised to revolutionize part-time, pre-b’nai mitzvah Jewish education in NYC when it launches this fall.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2012